Thursday, November 20, 2014

Chapter 8 Part III


  • Party Eras
  • Critical Election
  • Party Realignment
  • New Deal Coalition
  • Party Dealignment
  • Third Party
  • Winner-take-all System
  • Proportional Representation
  • Coalition Government
  • Responsible Party Model


What prompts a critical election or party realignment?
-Consider the Civil War and the Depression as examples.

What is party dealignment?  Why has this been occurring recently?

Why does the US not have third parties, when most European countries do?

To what extent do American parties meet the criteria for the Responsible Party Model?

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